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Wed
14
May

Texas Conservation Professionals invited to CRP Workshops May 28-29

Littlefield Chamber of Commerce President Pat Demel gave the introduction to the annual Awards Ceremony and Reception for the honor students of the 2013-2014 school year. The presenters and program participants sat in front of the 160 students who were honored, and the hundreds of supporters who came to applaud them.

The Conservation Professional Training Program is offering a suite of online and in-person courses designed for conservation professionals in Texas seeking to hone their CRP conservation planning skills. The courses will be offered on
May 28-29, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Station, 1102 E. FM 1294 in Lubbock.
 
Wed
14
May

Area city, school board members elected

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
City Council and School Board Elections drew small crowds of voters in some city and school districts in Lamb County Saturday.
Littlefield City Council
For Littlefield’s City Council, only 109 voters bothered to go vote for the District 1 and District 2 candidates. Incumbent Lottie Spencer lost her bid for re-election to her seat on the council to represent District 1, by 12 votes to challenger Barbara Colbert.
 
Wed
14
May

Early voting for run-offs set for May 19 thru May 23

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Six Texas state races are set for the Primary Run-off elections, to be held Tuesday, May 27. Early voting will be held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23. That Friday, voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow voters special time to vote early. Early voting will be done in the County Clerk’s office of the Lamb County Courthouse.
 
Sun
11
May

FIRE IN AMHERST

Amherst Fire Department Fire Chief Bob Mills said fire fighters from his department, along with Littlefield and Sudan Fire Fighters battled this blaze in the 300 block of East Ninth Street in Amherst Thursday afternoon. They were dispatched to the call around 2:45 p.m. and were at the scene until 5 p.m. Mills said all three fire departments worked well together, and he couldn’t commend them more for the job they did.

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Sun
11
May

BUILDING PRECINCT 3 BARN

Albus Construction, Inc. of Levelland has been dealing with high winds lately, to get the construction done on the new 40' x 80' Lamb County Precinct 3 Barn. Shown through the metal beams is the old quonset-style barn, which has had problems with water on the floor, after rains or melting snow. The base for this new building has been raised to be 7 inches taller, to eliminate the floor problem.

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Sun
11
May

County’s cities get $139,894 in sales tax revenue

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has revealed the five Lamb County cities have received a total of $139,894.86 for their April sales tax revenue. That amount is $1,100.12 less than they received for the same period last year. That’s a decrease of -0.78% from last year’s $140,994.98. Lamb County cities have received a total of $596,374.66 for the year so far, which is compared with the $588,914.43 they had by this time last year.

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Sun
11
May

State run-off elections set for Tuesday, May 27

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Five Texas state races are set for the Primary Run-off elections, to be held Tuesday, May 27. On the Republican ballot, the run-off between Lt. Governor candidates David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick is set for Republican voters. In the March 4 Primary, Sen. Leticia Van De Putte of San Antonio was unopposed on the Democratic ballot for Lt. Governor, and will be contesting the winner of the Republican run-off in November.

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Wed
07
May

FIRST DOOR PRIZE

Winning the first door prize Monday evening at the Springlake Fire Department’s annual hamburger fund raiser, was 2-year-old Emilee Synatschk, who received the toy John Deere tractor from Springlake Mayor Gaylen Conner. Her mother, Adrienne Synatschk, on the left, helps her with the large box.

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Wed
07
May

LEAL’S RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

May 4 was the 57th anniversary of the organization of the Leal’s Mexican food restaurants. Jesse and Irma Leal opened the first restaurant in Muleshoe on May 4, 1957, and Irma, shown in the long dress next to Libby Leal, the owner and ribbon cutter, was here Tuesday for the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Wed
07
May

City, school elections set Saturday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
City Council and School Board Elections will be conducted all across Lamb County and in Anton, all day this Saturday, May 10. In Littlefield, as of Tuesday morning, 42 voters had cast early votes for the city council candidates; and 70 voters had cast their early votes for the school board candidates. Early voting was closed at the end of the day Tuesday. A joint Littlefield city and school board election will be conducted Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 525 Phelps Avenue in Littlefield.

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